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Nepier Family History

Nepier Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Napier, Nepper, Neier, Pepper, Spier, Netter, Napper, Necker, Depner

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Where is the Nepier family from?

You can see how Nepier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nepier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nepier families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Nepier family living in Leicestershire. This was 100% of all the recorded Nepier's in United Kingdom. Leicestershire had the highest population of Nepier families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nepier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nepier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Fisherman was the top reported job for people in the USA named Nepier. 50% of Nepier men worked as a Fisherman. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Fisherman
    50%
  • Laborer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 272 census records available for the last name Nepier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nepier census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 19 immigration records available for the last name Nepier. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 18 military records available for the last name Nepier. For the veterans among your Nepier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nepier lifespan?

Average Nepier life expectancy in 1990 was 62 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 74.

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